Community Quilt 188

15 02 2015

This was a BIG scrappy quilt, made up of lots of 2″ squares in a sort of chevron pattern.

My first task was to stitch  in the ditch to stabilise it (there were quite a few wonky seams, especially by the time you got to the border). I stitched in the ditch every 3×3 ‘block’, which helped hold it together. Then I stitched diagonally across every second chevron, following the pattern of the fabrics, and pivoting at the apex and returning down the other side of the chevron. I used a variegated purple thread.

The overall effect is of very large chevrons, which is what I set out to achieve. My Line Tamer ruler got a good workout 😉

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Harmony ‘Violets’ (40 wt, cotton, colour 14072)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (gray)


Community Quilt 187

15 02 2015

This was a special little quilt. According to the note that came with it, it was from a deceased estate and the Community Quilts coordinator intended to get it completed and handed back to the family. The original quiltmaker had started hand quilting it, but hadn’t finished. My job was to finish the quilting.

The quilt comprised a traditional set of blocks, was hand basted, and was sandwiched with a high-loft polyester batting. So my first task was to stitch in the ditch around all the blocks and the borders. Then I echo stitched around the motifs in some of the blocks and stippled the remainder of the white space in these blocks.

In the green sashing and border, I stitched a straight line a half inch from the seam line, following around the blocks and crossing over the stitching lines in the sashing joins. I did a large meandering stipple in the floral border.

I hope I did it justice and that the family appreciates getting back their loved one’s quilt.

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Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Linen’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 10WG1)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (white)